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  • A Festival of Love that's all about charity

    A Festival of Love that's all about charity

    Dozens of volunteers will gather at Għajn Tuffieħa this September for a festival that will help make the world a little bit better, as all profits will go to charity. Organised by NGO The Bubble, the Festival of Love will be held from September 23...

  • Watch: Protesters storm Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Watch: Protesters storm Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    It's been a tough few weeks for Ryan Lochte.  After being publicly shamed and dumped by many of his sponsors for having been caught out lying, the US swimmer has been rushed by anonymous protesters while performing on TV show 'Dancing with the...

  • Scottish murders and Californian satire make Man Booker prize shortlist

    Scottish murders and Californian satire make Man Booker prize shortlist

    Novels on subjects ranging from murder in 19th century Scotland to classical music in revolutionary China have been short-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, considered one of the world's most prestigious literary awards. Three British authors...

  • Music theatre workshop promises locals a taste of London's West End

    Music theatre workshop promises locals a taste of London's West End

    Music theatre hopefuls who dream of making it big can now have a taste of what training at a top training college is like.  A week-long theatre workshop in London taught by leading industry coaches and organised by a Maltese musical theatre...

  • Hits keep coming as Sing premieres at Toronto fest

    Hits keep coming as Sing  premieres at Toronto fest

    Comedy animation feature Sing premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday to an enthusiastic reception from filmgoers before Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performed songs from the movie. The film tells...

  • Transgender actress Alexis Arquette dies

    Transgender actress Alexis Arquette dies

    Actress and activist Alexis Arquette has died at the age of 47. The transgender actress – sibling of actors David, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette – died on Sunday morning, her brother Richmond wrote on Facebook. He said the actress, who appeared in...

  • All’s well in the well

    All’s well in the well

    Mischievous creatures from the underworld are about to surface and see the light as they take to the stage for a rock musical extravaganza this week. Inspired by fascinating and somewhat sinister creatures from Maltese legends and myths, Belliegħa...

  • A fab time at Fab Four’s birthplace

    A fab time at Fab Four’s birthplace

    Decades after The Beatles split up, their music still echoes beneath Liverpool’s blue suburban skies. Ronald Cassar gets a ticket to ride at International Beatles Week. Walking down a Liverpool street, it won’t be long before you hear the sound...

  • Auditions for Pietru u l-Lupu for 12-15-year-olds

    Auditions for Pietru u l-Lupu for 12-15-year-olds

    Young performers aged 12 to 15 are being invited to perform in Pietru u l-Lupu, part of this year's Żigużajg festival. This is a contemporary Maltese adaptation of the renowned classic Peter and the Wolf. With Profokiev’s original score, this...

  • The drama and trauma of being hailed a hero

    The drama and trauma  of being hailed a hero

    When a US Airways pilot landed a damaged plane in the Hudson River in the middle of winter, saving all 155 people on board, he was immediately hailed a hero – but even heroes can be crumbling on the inside. Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and...

  • Meg Ryan uses ‘fierce’ maternal instincts in her directorial debut

    Meg Ryan uses ‘fierce’ maternal instincts in her directorial debut

    Hollywood actress Meg Ryan goes behind the camera for her directorial debut Ithaca, a World War II drama for which she said she used her maternal instincts in telling the story. The film, based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy, follows...

  • Documenting monuments

    Documenting monuments

    The Wiki Loves Monuments competition comes to Malta for the very first time, giving everyone the chance to document Malta’s architectural heritage on a mass platform. Paul Grech finds out more. When was the last time that you looked up something...

  • The skin we live in

    The skin we live in

    Poet Miriam Calleja and photographer Zvezdan Reljic work together on Inside Skin, a two-part publication that addresses the taboo of the nude, complementing it with the written verse. The two artists share some pre-publication excerpts from their...

  • Bold and uninhibited

    Bold and uninhibited

    Three artists have been brought together by SO Galerie in Iklin for an exhibition consisting largely of paintings. The artists are Liliana Fleri Soler, Anna Nightingale and Svetlana Dragojevic, all of whom are mature in their art and each has a...

  • Best served chilled

    Best served chilled

    It is always a strange feeling to meet someone in person after having seen them perform. On stage, David Aquilina’s persona is fiery, intense, zealous – in person, he speaks slowly and calmly, and so softly that I keep nervously pushing my retro...

  • Ladies gone metal

    Ladies gone metal

    Amid all the electronic festivals, summer beach parties and Daft Punk tribute acts hitting Malta this summer, any metal head residing on the island might be wondering where all the heavy music went. With Coconut Grove and Remedy closing down, and...

  • Malta Youth Orchestra auditioning

    Malta Youth Orchestra auditioning

    There is a vibrancy of artistic activity in Malta as an ever-growing number of young people are getting involved with an abundant choice of artistic and cultural endeavors. The performing arts are offering young people numerous opportunities for...

  • Mediterranean culture act launched

    Mediterranean culture act launched

    The Department of English at the University of Malta has been awarded Erasmus+ funding in order to host an intensive programme called Mediterranean Imaginaries: Literature, Arts, Culture. This builds on the successful foundations laid by the...

  • Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary in Malta

    Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary in Malta

    Featuring rare and exclusive footage, The Beatles – Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years will be released in cinemas by KRS Releasing Ltd. Ron Howard’s documentary, which already has the makings of a cult hit if reactions at preliminary...

  • New horizons for Studio 18

    New horizons for Studio 18

    Three years on from when it first opened its doors to young people, Studio 18 has now collaborated with various organisations on more than 20 projects, created a number of new works and seen over 60 of its members through many training programmes...

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